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Recent Advances in the Reconstruction of Common Slavic (1971–1982) continues the work of the original Common Slavic: Progress and Problems in its Reconstruction in annotating the literature on comparative/historical Slavic linguistics. Although the literature goes back over 40 years, much of it is still au courant, and the commentaries are incisive and helpful even to the 21st-­‐‑century reader. No further supplements were published, more’s the pity, and Slavica would eagerly welcome a proposal by an expert in this area to continue Birnbaum and Merrill’s invaluable work. Email us if you happen to be so disposed.


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Common Slavic: Progress and Problems in its Reconstruction is an extraordinarily valuable annotated literature review. It is dated only in the sense that the literature surveyed is now fifty years older. There is nothing dated about the commentary on the literature, and given the relatively moderated pace of progress in historical Slavic linguistics in this era of intense focus on linguistic theory, a substantial portion of the material surveyed in this book is still state of the art with respect to our understanding of the historical comparative problems.


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This book provides some of the fruits of a career teaching Slavic linguistics and phonological theory. Bill Darden was trained in both Prague-School linguistics and generative phonology, and integrates both in his work. He was among the early proponents of the relevance of phonemics and the distinction between morphophonology and phonology in generative phonology. He uses his knowledge of Slavic history to marshal theoretical arguments in phonology, and uses phonological theory to help explain phenomena in the history of Russian. In pure historical linguistics, he offers possible solutions for one of the biggest problems in Balto-Slavic historical linguistics—the reconstruction of the Balto-Slavic verb and the sources of that system in Indo-European.

Cynthia M. Vakareliyska

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Thirty-five years after the publication of Charles Gribble’s monumental Russian Root List, Slavica Publishers offers Cynthia M. Vakareliyska’s Lithuanian Root List, the first list of common Lithuanian roots that contains their English meanings. Modeled on the Russian Root List, the Lithuanian Root List also provides the most common Lithuanian prefixes and suffixes, together with their English meanings. Cynthia M. Vakareliyska is Professor of Linguistics and member of the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies program at the University of Oregon. Cover Artwork: Original paper cut design by Nijolė Jurienė, traditional Lithuanian folk artist. Photograph reproduced with permission of Laimutė Fedosejeva.

Book Reviews

Review in SEEJ, Vol. 60, no. 3 (Fall 2016), 593-594 pp.

Review in JSL, Vol. 24, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2016), 393-397 pp.


This volume presents eleven articles on Slavic linguistics and accentology in honor of Professor Emeritus Ronald F. Feldstein of Indiana University. Ronald Feldstein has been a leading practitioner in historical and comparative Slavic linguistics, with a special focus on accentology, since the early 1970s, and his career has intersected with many prominent Slavists as students and colleagues. The book also includes two personal reminiscences and a bibliography of Professor Feldstein's publications.